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Presidential News Conference #21164

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon has not held a pre-announced, televised news conference since June 1, 1971. Announces he will hold one next week
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) At impromptu news conference today, Nixon answers questions on rising food prices. Me may lower import quotas on foreign meats to increase domestic supply and hold down prices. Cost of Living Council to consider price controls for food items. Nixon warns failure to develop defense programs will invite Soviet aggression and limit chances for broader arms agreement. President says Admin. is not involved in bugging of Democratic National Hdqtrs. He expects no repeat of 1968 Chicago violence at this yr's. political convs., but federal troops will stand by.

Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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